The other day, in my writing workshop, someone posed the question: "If you could go back to any other decade, which would it be?" Honestly, I wouldn't want to go backwards at all. I'm so glad I never lived in a time when women couldn't vote, when schools were segregated and people of color were relegated to far-away, academically-inferior, and often understaffed schools. I mean, yes, this happens today to some extent, based on zoning and neighborhoods and access to education. But you know what I mean.
crazy that this was 1954, right? photo found here.
I think that one day, our grandchildren will be marveling that when their grandparents were young(ish), we were debating gay marriage. That restaurant chains were giving upwards of 5 million dollars to organizations that work to keep gay marriage illegal. I mean, regardless of your views, aren't there far more important places to give your money? Is it more important to prevent gay people from getting married than to feed starving orphans? I'm blown away by multi-million dollar effort to oppose gay marriage. Because after all: